Hey guys, I found another site that stole a hub of mine. I got my Copysentry report and lo and behold another hub was stolen.
I saw the "copied hubs" in my account and it didn't find anything, so maybe it's not working as well as we hoped.
Here is the site http://nxtlevelnow(dot)com/. It's a wordpress site but I think it's from WordPress.org because when I tried to sign in with my wordpress password I got an error.
Thanks Cardisa. I will make a note of that. It is so frustration when someone copies your work!
Wow, thank you Cardisa, I will check into this!
Thanks, Cardisa! I will be checking into it, too.
Cardisa: there are two sites with the same url. Is it the one that blogs about fitness?
"IF" someone plagerizes one of my hubs and writes it on another site, God's Holy Word still gets out to the people, so why would I care?
Not all of us write about God's Holy word Dave. Most of us write about things that are dear to us and things that are opinionated. When someone takes our hard work and displays it as their own, there is nothing cool about that.
Even worse, a lot of people are depending on their written work to earn money. Having someone steal it means they are stealing your earnings as well.
Loi-Renee: I understand what you are saying and I agree with you plagerizing someone elses work is wrong. The fact remains people do it and unless Hub Pages can and does something about it, it will continue.
Hub Pages has a responsibility to its writers, especially those trying to earn financially from their writings to take every precaution in making their site theft-proof. If they fail to do so, if they refuse to do so then you as a writer have to take the necessary steps to protect your hard work. Maybe backing up your hubs to a file might be a way. Maybe including a copywrite declaration could be used.
How will backing up my hubs prevent them from being stolen?
One way to find some of your hubs is to pull your photos from your hubs into Chrome images and see what comes up. I found two of mine. One guy had a chandelier photo of mine on his site. He was selling in a place called street market in Bapest or some place like that. People were going to be shocked when they got there to buy the chandelier and he didn't have it. Nothing I could do about him having the photo. There was no way to contact him. streetmarket.hu/market/?q=node/98.com
This is a way of finding your hubs if your looking for them.
I just filed two DMCA complaints with Google just today, one of them was for that site. My happy new year article was copied. It wasn't even a researched article, it my happy new year blessing to my hubpages friends. These people are making me really mad!
How can we check our work hasn't been copied Cardisa?
The easiest way is probably to highlight and copy a chunk of text and paste it into a search engine. If that section was copied, google should find it.
Wilderness has the right idea. That's what I used to do Lesley, but I found that I had too many hubs and blogs to do that way so I signed up with copysentry and they send me a weekly report.
And to think they copied your article word-for-word too!
Yikes. Thanks for posting this, Cardisa. I don't think I have anything copied there, but we all really appreciate the heads-up on this sort of thing. I might look into copysentry, too, if it isn't too expensive.
I paid $11.45 for a premium account. I think that is for a 3 month period. I get a report every week.
In the meantime you can use copyscape free service by just copying your url there and they will search the web for you for free. I think you are allowed only a certain amount of free searches per week but it is still a good way to check your hubs.
That's not too bad (price-wise) - I'll have to think about it. I don't have quite as many hubs as you, but close enough. It's hard to check each URL in copyscape (rather time consuming), even if I only pick the "top" hubs to check.
Actually, better still, I will use copyscape if its free! When im richer I will go for the premium account!
Thanks for the heads up! I have been trying to find out if my stuff had been copied, but haven't had any luck. I am hoping (knock on wood) that nothing has been copied. Thanks again for keeping us updated!
Thanks for the info. I thought that HP would just shut them down if they found a duplicate hub. I will start to check mine.
They have a facebook page so check that out as well. Call them out if you find your hub!
I found out today that a hub of mine has been stolen. I filed a DMCA report. Is there anything else I can do or do I just wait for the report to take effect? There are no Adsense ads on the site so I didn't file a complaint for that.
Here is the site of the scraper.
http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu- … 29897.html
Loi, remove the link and just type the name of the site with (dot com) instead. Creating a backlink for the site is not recommended.
But take it further and if YOU Delete the post that you made to reply with that advice... perhaps you will NUKE the Backlink that You Highlighted!
Oh, I didn't know that. Thanks Dave. Hopefully I won't have to go as far as a court of law.
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